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HIRAX IMMORTAL LEGACY ALBUM REVIEW 2014

 

HIRAX - IMMORTAL LEGACY

STEAMHAMMER/SPV

FEBRUARY 24 2014

 

 

There’s something about the way Hirax do Thrash that reminds me of the power of early Manowar. Now that I’ve got that off my chest, this is a bloody heavy, bloody good album: Hirax is here to Thrash and be afraid if you get in the way.

 

Hirax has been around for three decades now and in that time despite numerous line-up changes there really never has been a let up in intensity and power. Five albums in, and five years after ‘El Rostro De La Muerte’ their last offering, as you might expect – nothing has changed.  

 

This album starts out strong with the urgent “Black Smoke” engulfing all before it before “Hellion Rising” ups the ante and starts the rampage. If it has an absolute highpoint there are a few contenders but for us it’s the relentless speed of the title track “Immortal Legacy”. There are plenty more brutal battle anthems on the way though with “Tied To The Gallows Pole” building before setting up a relentless groove.

 

Other standouts for us included the blitzkrieg of “Violence Of Action”; the instrumental bass-bomber: “Atlantis”; and closing track: “The World Will Burn”, a slight departure, more urgent and melodic than anything else here. Brutal as it is this is an immensely satisfying album.  

 

It’s hard to imagine hearing a better Thrash release this year outside the Big Four!

 

 

by Leslii Phillips

 

HIRAX IMMORTAL LEGACY ALBUM REVIEW 2014